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President's Message

March 2022

ACC.22 Scientific Sessions, Advocacy at State Legislature, New Council Positions, Step Competition sign up!

Hello Maryland ACC Colleagues,

Hope you are all safe and warm.

ACC.22 Scientific Sessions will be held in Washington, DC April 2-4

The American College of Cardiology will host the 71st Annual Scientific Session & Expo in Washington, DC, April 2 – 4, 2022. ACC.22 is your time to network with colleagues, see the latest science and innovation, and learn about practice-changing updates in care. In tandem with ACC.22, ACC is planning a robust and engaging ACC.22 Virtual that will allow colleagues who are unable to attend in person to participate real-time with a global audience. ACC.22 is your opportunity to Transform Cardiovascular Care For You. For Your Team. For Your Patients. Register now to join us in Washington, DC or virtually!

New Council & Committee Positions to Open March’22

Please consider applying for these positions. Email Jennifer Ray Beckman at for further questions. New positions include: Council Member (4 Spots), WIC Chair, Member Relations Chair, Carrier Advisory Committee Chair as well as committee memberships. The Chapter thrives on the engagement and ideas of the members and we encourage you to apply for these positions. This is the best way to be more involved with the ACC. This is how I started my journey as well greatly benefited from the volunteering and the career development opportunities with the College. Please apply!


Unraveling the Great Masquerader: Updates on the Diagnosis, Management and Arrhythmic Risk Stratification of Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Don’t miss a great discussion on cardiac sarcoidosis by leading experts in the Maryland-DC-Virginia region! This online-only session will feature Dr. Farooq Sheikh (Washington Hospital Center), Dr. Jordana Kron (Virginia Commonwealth University), Dr. Stacey-Ann Brown (Johns Hopkins) and Dr. Alison Wand (Johns Hopkins). Bring your questions to the free CEU session.

Date: March 3

Time: 6:00pm EST 

Location: Zoom

Register Today!

FIT Education

Maryland ACC is co-sponsoring a non-clinical competency three-session series from March-May called “Your Proactive, Successful Career Launch” for FITs and early career cardiologists. Women and men cardiologists are encouraged to register; however, spots are limited. Click here for additional information and registration.


Dr Sammy Zakaria, testified at the State Legislature for the Senate Bill 294 that would require the placement of AEDs in health clubs. Thank you for representing Maryland ACC and our patients Dr Zakaria.

I thank you for your commitment to the Chapter and hope to see you all soon.


Garima Sharma, MD, FACC

President, Maryland ACC

We made the local news!

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Click here to see Channel 13’s coverage of the CVTeam’s video to address CPR disparity.

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